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The cost of the TV licence fee will change on 1 April 2018.
The Government is responsible for setting the level of the licence fee, and in 2016 announced that it would rise in line with inflation for five years from 1 April 2017.
The cost of Accommodation for Residential Care (ARC) concessionary licences won’t change. These licences are available to people living in certain types of residential care.
If you are already buying a licence on an instalment scheme which started before 1 April 2018, such as monthly direct debit or weekly cash payments, you will continue to make payments totalling £147 (for a colour licence) until your licence comes up for renewal.
TV Licensing will be advising licence fee payers due to renew in March to pay on time so that they will pay the current rate of £147. Those buying a new licence before 1 April will also pay the current rate.
For more information or to renew or buy a TV Licence, please visit the TV licensing website.
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